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Get out and enjoy cooler nights, the second Friday of each month from 6 – 10 p.m. at Mesa Night Out (downtown (on Main Street between Center and Robson). A considerably pared down version of First Fridays in Phoenix, this Mesa version is a family friendly way to spend the evening outdoors. A collection of classic cars often makes an appearance. Shops stay open late, local artists and vendors line the sidewalks, street performers and live bands occupy corners. Many local area restaurants offer specials for the occasion. Each month brings a different theme. May is Sci-Fi and certainly HeatSync Labs community workshop, (140 W. Main Street, Mesa, 480-3340174), Gotham City Comics and Coffee (46 W. Main St, Mesa, 480649-3065), and Monsterland Bar and Grill (18 W. Main Street, Mesa, 480-461-3300) will have fitting festivities. www. This month boasts a costume contest at OneOhOne Gallery (101 W. Main Street, Mesa 602-318-5689). Awards will be given to the best sci-fi, zombie, fantasy, horror, superhero, and steampunk getups. www.oneohone101. com Visit for more of the best local places to Eat, Shop and Things to Do. Follow me on Facebook/locallily and @locallily on Twitter

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Red Presented by Arizona Theatre Company at Herberger Theater Center Through May 20 Master Abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, one of the most visionary artists of the 20th Century, has landed the commission of a lifetime, a series of murals for New York’s Four Seasons Restaurant. As he wrestles with the overwhelming task of creating multiple paintings on a grand scale, his new young assistant questions his views of art, creativity and commerce.


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Maybe some of that movie storytelling magic is rubbing off, because Syfy’s “Hollywood Treasure” launches its new season on Tuesday, May 22, by spotlighting the Holy Grail of Tinseltown collectibles: Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz.” As most “Oz” fans know, there actually is a handful of known pairs of these slippers, including an Arabian-style pair never used in the film that were auctioned off last season as part of Debbie Reynolds’ collection. But the footwear that Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History, auctions in this new episode is the pair shown when Judy Garland’s Dorothy clicks her heels together to Joe Maddalena go home. “They arguably are the most important pair, because the pair in the Smithsonian and a pair that were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum were mismatched,” Maddalena says. “I’ve done this 26 years now, and a couple of years ago when my son asked me if I have any regrets, I told him no, but the ruby slippers were the one thing that had eluded me my entire life. And then last year I sold two pairs of them. I’ll never have another year like that!”

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School is back in session this summer at Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT), and everyone’s favorite Greasers and Pink Ladies are right on time for class! From the Drive-In to the Burger Palace, Grease is the well-loved story of rock and roll, fast cars, and teenage love. The kids from Rydell High take you back to a time of poodle skirts and hair grease, with favorite songs like Greased Lightnin’, Summer Nights, and Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee that will have you dancing in your seat. Making his debut in the director’s chair is one of ABT’s favorites, Adam Berger, returning after his previous musical direction of ABT hits such as The Full Monty and Cats. ABT’s own Artistic Associate and acclaimed choreographer Kurtis W. Overby lends his talents to the highenergy dance of Grease, taking the handjive to a whole new level. Playing infamous bad boy Danny Zuko is ABT alum Andres Acosta, who was last seen on our stage in A Chorus Line and Miracle on 34th Street. A graduate of Florida State University’s BFA Musical Theatre program, Andres will be touring

nationally as Bernardo in West Side Story this coming fall and he says he is “delighted and humbled to get the change to come back to ABT and play what I’ve always considered a dream role!” Lauren Devine joins him onstage, playing the well-loved role of Sandy, and she says it is “a huge thrill and honor to get the chance to take on such an iconic role!” Lauren was last seen in Phoenix Theatre’s Gypsy and Lyric Opera Theatre’s production of Cabaret, and as she says, she is “excited to be a part of something that is so beloved in our entertainment culture.” Also taking the stage is Valley favorite and Fox 10 Arizona Morning’s own, Cory McCloskey, playing the Teen Angel in the favorite song “Beauty School Dropout.” Whether you grew up on the songs from the legendary blockbuster film, or the groundbreaking stage musical, there is no doubt you will be singing along with Sandy, Danny, Rizzo, Kenickie, Frenchie, Jan, Doody, Marty and the rest of the class at Rydell High. Grease your hair, shine your dancing shoes, and grab a ride in a classic cruiser to Arizona Broadway Theatre this summer … you won’t want to miss this show! For more information, call the box office at 623-776-8400 or visit

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FILM! Stan Robinson,

Joseph J. Airdo

Reviewers’ Roundtable

the project in character on any given talk show than from the film itself.” Grade: D

The following quotes were pulled from AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine’s film columnists’ full reviews in an effort to generate a well-rounded overview of each of this weekend’s new releases.

Randy Montgomery, AZ Weekly Film Critic

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About the Film Columnists Stan Robinson, 65, is a retired first assistant director with more than 22 years of experience in film and media production. Read his full features and reviews exclusively online at Randy Montgomery, 34, works in media and marketing and holds a master’s degree in counseling and education. Read his full features and reviews exclusively online at Joseph J. Airdo, 28, is a Walter Cronkite School of Journalism graduate with a bachelor’s degree in media analysis and criticism. Read his full features and reviews exclusively online at

‘The Dictator’

‘Battleship’* Inspired by Hasbro’s classic naval combat game, a fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna and Liam Neeson star. (PG-13 – 131 minutes) *Screened after deadline.

‘Bernie’* A small-town Texas mortician (Jack Black) strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow (Shirley MacLaine), kills her and goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she is alive. Matthew McConaughey also stars. (PG-13 – 104 minutes) *Screened after deadline.

The heroic story of a dictator (Sacha Baron Cohen) who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley and John C. Reilly also star with a cameo from Megan Fox as herself. (R – 82 minutes) Stan: “This latest entry of Sacha Baron Cohen, leaves not a single item ‘Off-Limits, from race to religion, politics to sexuality, to the absurdity, while maintaining an absolutely irreverent assault on the ‘Politically Correct’. Having said that, its hilariously insightful’ for that ‘second take’ on the aspects of living life in our modern times…” Grade: C Joseph: “Sacha Baron Cohen’s new comedy is Aladeen. And, no, that is not a good thing. You can count the number of jokes in ‘The Dictator’ on one hand. Granted, those jokes are repeated several times over the course of the movie. And beating a dead horse is never funny – even in Cohen’s weird world. Sure, the flick furnishes a few laughs but you are guaranteed to get more giggles while watching the actor promote

‘The Perfect Family’ A devoutly Catholic wife and mother (Kathleen Turner) – who has been nominated for one of the church’s top awards – goes about trying to prove she has the “perfect” family, refusing to accept them for who they are. Emily Deschanel, Jason Ritter and Michael McGrady also star. (PG-13 – 84 minutes) Joseph: “‘The Perfect Family’ may not be the perfect film, but it tackles the topic of religion in such a way that is unlikely to offend anyone despite confronting it head-on. That is quite an accomplishment – especially given the line of motion pictures that have attempted to do so but end up falling on either side of the fence and, therefore, also their face. However, the real reason to see the new dramedy is its leading lady Kathleen Turner, whose eccentric performance makes you wonder why the actress’s tremendous talent is not utilized more often.” Grade: B Avoid the box office and buy & print your tickets online or from your smartphone! 12

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‘Sound of My Voice’

Randy: “The topic of cults is fascinating. When treated properly, a movie about cults can be as engaging as those taken in by its leader. Much like last year’s ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene,’ ‘Sound of My Voice’ is an engrossing drama that will grab your attention from opening frame and not let go. It is also a well acted film with a haunting performance by relative newcomer Brit Marling.” Grade: B+

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A journalist (Christopher Denham) and his girlfriend (Nicole Vicius) get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader (Brit Marling) claims to be from the future. (R – 85 minutes) Stan: “This teaming of director Zal Batmanglij; written by Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marlingwho also stars as the charismatic cult leader, although admirable in the presentation of the basic foundation of the very solid premise, as the theme progressed toward theultimate predetermined and ascertained conclusion, one too many opened-holed questions remained, leaving the viewer with a feeling of ambiguity as the closing titles faded to black…” Grade: C

Bet You Didn’t Know!

The Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie were named after the cop and the taxi driver from the 1946 holiday classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” starring Jimmy Stewart.

A look at love through the eyes of five interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby. Elizabeth Banks, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick and Chris Rock star. (PG-13 – 100 minutes) *Screened after deadline.

Soundbite Spotlight ‘Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview’* Bob Cringely speaks with Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. The interview took place in 1995, a time at which Jobs was running Next – the niche computer company he had founded after leaving Apple and would later sell to his old company thereby enabling his return to his Apple roots. (NR – 70 minutes) *Not reviewed.

Joseph: “‘Sound of My Voice’ is eerie, interesting and stimulating. Unfortunately, it is also lacking a

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Actor Shawn Ashmore By Joseph J. Airdo In 2000, actor Shawn Ashmore appeared in the superhero flick “X-Men.” He played Bobby Drake, better known as Iceman – a mutant with the ability to freeze anything around him, including himself. Ashmore reprised the role in 2002’s “X2: X-Men United” and in 2006’s “X-Men: The Last Stand.” UltraStar Surprise Pointe Cinemas 13649 North Litchfield Road in Surprise Movie Line: 623-584-3838

Shawn Ashmore as Bobby Drake a.k.a Iceman in Fox’s ‘X-Men.’

“I am still under contract to play Iceman if they make another ‘X-Men’ movie but there are so many superhero films out there right now. The market is saturated with them. I would love to come back and play that character again, though. It was really unique to sort of grow up playing a character. As I was growing up and maturing, so was the character. But it was an amazing experience and


sufficient ending. If it were not for that extremely significant deficiency, the new dramatic thriller would likely have developed somewhat of a cult following (pun intended, as usual). After all, its provocative premise hooks viewers almost immediately and does not let them go. However, just when the tension on the line becomes unbearable, said line snaps, causing viewers to free-fall into the abyss known as the end-credits.” Grade: C

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was shot on the side of a mountain. The movie takes place over a couple of days and the whole time my character is dying. There are really only like 10 minutes of the movie where the characters are having any kind of fun. Then it becomes really intense. That was a challenge, as an actor, to get there and stay there for a month and a half while we were shooting.” – Shawn Ashmore

Bet You Didn’t Know! by Stan Robinson

Currently, Ashmore can be seen in Darren Lynn Bousman’s recently released thriller “Mother’s Day” as one of several people who are terrorized by three brothers and their sadistic

According to The Cynic’s Dictionary, the two-word term ‘Cult Film’ is a movie seen about 50 times, by about 50 people! ... continued from Page 13. I would love to do it again. I hope that we get chance to make another ‘X-Men’ movie but I really do not know if we will. I guess we will just have to wait and see.” – Shawn


In 2010, Ashmore starred alongside Kevin Zegers and Emma Bell in Adam Green’s thriller “Frozen” as one of three skiers who are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

In 2008, Ashmore starred in the thriller “The Ruins.” He played one of several people whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins. “I am so proud of ‘The Ruins.’ We shot it on top of a big pyramid built in the middle of the rainforest in Australia. But, before we started shooting, there were a bunch of rehearsals. We showed up 2 weeks early to really plot our way through the film. That was the first time I had ever done significant rehearsals for a film. That is a great way to

Shawn Ashmore as Joe Lynch in Anchor Bay’s ‘Frozen.’

“‘Frozen’ was as cold as it looks. I cannot stress that enough. That was the coldest that I have ever been in my life. We have always said that ‘Frozen’ was not shot on a sound stage and made it very clear that it


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work and, obviously, a unique way to work because you do not get that luxury most of the time. It played out almost like a play because we were in one location and we shot it as chronologically as possible. That was an amazing experience.” – Shawn Ashmore



NOW SHOWING: Battleship Shawn Ashmore as George Barnum with Rebecca DeMornay as Natalie Koffin in Anchor Bay’s ‘Mother’s Day.’

mother. He was introduced to the project by producer Brett Ratner, whom he worked with on “X-Men: The Last Stand.” “I do not think that I would be as quick on my feet as my character in ‘Mother’s Day’ was. I would definitely be more of a victim and just be paralyzed in a situation like that. I do not think that I would know what to do. I would be much less active whereas my character is on the ball and manipulating people by playing them off one another. If someone put a shotgun in my face, I feel like I would probably just crawl into a corner and say, ‘Yes, sir. Whatever you want.’ So, maybe I am not quite as brave as the character that I played in that.” – Shawn Ashmore

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Tim Allen “The Six Wives of Henry Lefay” (2009): Via flashbacks, Allen has one of his most challenging roles as a now-deceased man who had many spouses. “Wild Hogs” (2007): Teaming with such other talents as John Travolta and Martin Lawrence, Allen plays one of several amateur bikers who run afoul of a cycle gang. “Toy Story” (1995): There’s barely a youngster who doesn’t know Allen’s voice as that of spaceman toy Buzz Lightyear. “The Santa Clause” (1994): In his first major movie role, Allen scored a big hit as a divorced dad enlisted to take the place of St. Nick.

GRADES AT A GLANCE ‘The Avengers’ ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ ‘Chimpanzee’ ‘Darling Companion’ ‘Dark Shadows’ ‘The Dictator’ ‘The Five-Year Engagement’ ‘A Little Bit of Heaven’ ‘Lockout’ ‘The Lucky One’ ‘The Perfect Family’ ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’ ‘The Raven’ ‘Safe’ ‘Sound of My Voice’ ‘Think Like a Man’ ‘Touchback’ ‘The Three Stooges’

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“The Outlaw Josey Wales” (1976) Back in the Civil War milieu, director and star excelled as a peaceable man driven to violence by his family’s massacre. “The Bridges of Madison County” (1995) As director and co-star, Eastwood was inspired as Meryl Streep’s suitor in the middle-aged romance based on Robert James Waller’s best seller. “Gran Torino” (2008) In his last acting role to date, Eastwood (again the director here, too) was ideal as a crusty war veteran forced by a neighbor’s plight to face his prejudices.

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City, 5/ 29-6/ 2 – Cornell Gunther’s Coasters, 6/19-23 - Johnny Ray Band, 6/26-7/1 – Tony Marques Lone Butte Casino 202 loop at the Kyrene exit – Chandler, 1-800-WIN-GILA Cascades Lounge: Free entertainment Mon-Sat, 4pm-1am with bands: Otis the Beat – 5/17, Keltic Cowboys – 5/17, Spotlight – 5/24, Marty & the Party – 5/18,21 & 24, Thaddeus Rose Band – 5/28 & 30, Chuck E Baby – Otis & The Beat – 5/17, Silhoutte – 5/18 & 31, The Hamptons – 5/19 & 26, Houndawgs – 5/22, Desert Dixie – 5/23, The Rakes – 5/24, Michael & Manuel – 5/25 & 29, Western Fusion – 5/30 and Kilted Spirit – 5/31 Verona Chophouse: Talia (Fri & Sat), Bridget & the Aug (Sun) Bingo Hall: 11:30pm Saturdays - B.A.D BINGO (Bingo after Dark) DJ “Rockin’ Rob” music, light show, bingo & giveaways Mazatzal Hotel & Casino 1/2-mile S. of Payson on Hwy 87 1-800-777-PLAY Jul 28, Surfin’ Safari (Beach Boys Tribute) Paradise Casino 450 Quechan Drive, Yuma 1-888-777-4946 Sharky’s Bar: Free entertainment, Karaoke on Wed, DJs on Thurs, live bands on weekends

Quechan Casino Resort 525 Algodones Rd, Winterhaven CA (5 mi West of Yuma) 1-877-783-2426 PIPA Event Center: Call for updated schedule Sidewinders bar: Free live entertainment on weekends Talking Stick Resort Loop 101 and Indian Bend Road Scottsdale 480-850-7777 In the Fire Garden: Every Fri & Sat thru May 28 & Memorial Day, Yellow Bird Productions presents Native American Heritage thru music & dance Talking Stick Showroom: May 25 – George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic June 7 – Purple Reign (Prince Tribute) June 16 – Keb Mo In the Grand Ballroom: May 26, Jay Leno May 27, Smokey Robinson June 3 – Terry Factor Degree 270 Lounge: live entertainment, dancing nightly with a spectacular view of the city. Vee Quiva Casino The West Valley Casino 51st Ave, 4 miles S. of Baseline – Laveen 1-800-WIN-GILA Bingo Hall: Fridays at 11pm – Deejay music, light show & dancing

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Talking Stick Resort, an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community recently announced the appointment of Danny Zelisko Presents as its new entertainment buyer. Zelisko and his team are now responsible for the procurement of talent for the AAA Four Diamond property. “It is with much anticipation that we make this announcement about our partnership with Danny Zelisko Presents. His long-standing ties within both Arizona and the entertainment industry will be a huge asset to Talking Stick Resort,” said Peter Arceo, senior director sales and marketing for Talking Stick Resort. Danny Zelisko, the founder of Danny Zelisko Presents, has been a staple in the Valley since 1974. He has promoted thousands of concerts

in Arizona, including Dooley’s Nightclub, a 700 person capacity venue in Tempe, Arizona. There, he helped break the careers of many headliners, including The Police, Bon Jovi, No Doubt and Nirvana. From those shows came the creation of the legendary concert promotion firm, Evening Star which eventually became the Southwest’s most prominent concert promoter, booking and promoting the majority of the shows that came to Las Vegas and New Mexico, as well. In 2001, Evening Star was sold to SFX, the company that became Live Nation. Zelisko remained president and chairman of Live Nation Southwest until starting his current enterprise last year. In his role as buyer for Talking Stick Resort, he will be responsible for securing headline talent in two of the property’s main venues, the Salt River Grand Ballroom and The Showroom. “With two great venues on property, it is essential that we continue to

secure the best shows in the Valley, ensuring that we meet the demands of our loyal guests,” said Arceo. Top headline acts that have performed in Talking Stick Resort’s 1600 seat Grand Ballroom include Brian Wilson, Cheap Trick, Smokey Robinson and Huey Lewis and the News. The property’s state of the art Showroom seats 650. With the very intimate seating configuration, there is not a bad seat in the house. For information on entertainment coming to Talking Stick Resort, call the box office at (480)

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Rolls Out “Classics” Menu To Debut Saturday May 19th, 2012 The Stockyards, Arizona’s Original Steakhouse, has been the home of the Official Centennial Menu for the past 14 months. “The Arizona Centennial Menu was an extremely popular choice for Stockyards guests over the past year” says Proprietor and General Manager Gary Lasko. “Guests enjoyed the historical dishes on the menu and the Three Course format for one set price”.

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The “Classics” Menu The “Classics” are fine dining menu items that have stood the test of time. Perennial favorites, these items continue to enjoy widespread popularity with today’s diners. Although some of these menu items have appeared on fine dining menus for hundreds of years, they remain relevant on today’s fine dining scene. We hope you enjoy them.

Sauce A small roast extravagantly cut from the center of the beef tenderloin, this dish was originally created by Chef Montmireil in Paris in the early 1820’s. He created it to honor Francois Chateaubriand, author and statesman who served Napoleon as an ambassador. Diners and Chefs alike consider Chateaubriand to be the epitome of haute cuisine. No other cut is quite as elegant.

Now that the buzz from the Centennial is winding down, The Stockyards will be replacing The Centennial Menu with a similar Three Course offering called The “Classics” Menu. The “Classics” are fine dining menu items that have stood the test of time. Perennial favorites, these items continue to enjoy widespread popularity with today’s diners. Although some of these menu items have appeared on fine dining menus for hundreds of years, they remain relevant on today’s fine dining scene. Opening in 1947, and celebrating its 65th anniversary this summer, “history is a big part of The Stockyards experience”, says Lasko. Lasko and Executive Chef Michael Shea wanted to honor the history of these items by including them on the Stockyards dinner menu. The first rendition of the “Classics” Menu will include Caesar Salad as the starter, the elegant Chateaubriand for Two as the entrée and Peach Melba for the dessert. The menu will include a short history of each item, including who first served the item and when and where it originated. Lasko and Shea hope The “Classics” Menu will prove to be as popular as the Centennial Menu, and plan to change the offerings seasonally. The Classics Menu will debut on Saturday May 19th, 2012. The price is $100 for Two, and in addition to the three courses will include a traditional relish tray, and a basket of Poblano Cornbread Muffins and Baking Soda Biscuits with Prickly Pear Honey


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named after Australian soprano, Nellie Melba. Nellie Melba performed in London in 1892 and stayed at the Savoy Hotel, where Georges Auguste Escoffier was the executive chef. She sent him a pair of tickets to her performance of Lohengrin. Escoffier was deeply moved by the gesture and created a commemorative dessert of peaches and vanilla ice cream with raspberry puree. Escoffier named the dessert “Peach Melba” in honor of the performer.



Caesar Salad

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There is a good deal of controversy over where the Caesar salad originated. The first Caesar salad was most likely tossed either by Caesar Cardini or his brother Alex, in Tijuana Mexico on July 4th, 1924. Wherever it originated, in 1956, the master Chefs of the “International Society of Epicures” in Paris proclaimed Caesar’s salad “the greatest recipe to originate in the America in 50 years”.

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By Karl PalouceK

It’s one of the biggest struggles in nearly everyone’s daily routine – coming up with a fresh, healthy meal when your schedule clearly says no. And no matter how easy it can be, some people still opt for Chinese takeout. But it’s not just those people that Jamie Oliver wants to convince and inspire with his new series, “Jamie’s Meals in Minutes” – Tuesdays through Fridays on BBC America. It’s everybody. The challenge, according to Oliver, is simple: In 30 minutes, anyone can make great meals from scratch. He knows not everyone will believe that, but he insists the half-hour limitation isn’t really the point. “For me, it’s not about racing to try to do a meal in 30 minutes, especially not the first time you try them,” he explains. “It’s more about a different way of cooking; training yourself to cook in this methodical way so that if you’ve only got half an hour and you need to make something tasty and exciting, you can do it. The first time you try a recipe, it might take you a little longer, but once you get into the rhythm of the recipes you’ll find yourself getting quicker every time.”

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“House” concludes its eight-season run Monday on Fox.

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How does one of the edgiest, most antagonistic characters in series television history say goodbye? Pretty much in the same fashion he said hello. Anything else would ring false for Dr. Gregory House, and title star Hugh Laurie and series creator and executive producer David Shore are determined to see him end true to form as the Fox medical drama “House” wraps up its eight-year run Monday, May 21. Don’t expect major reassessments or revelations by the central figure, then, just a final and familiar round of sass and snark. And, very probably, one last swath of professional brilliance. “It would almost be one of House’s many mantras that people don’t change, generally speaking,” says Laurie, a two-time winner of Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Television Critics Association Awards who also became a producer as the series proceeded. “It’s certainly true in television drama. They can’t change, actually. If they do, you wind up with a different show from the one you started with, and that gets economically and logistically difficult. “I’ve always felt that one of the distinctions between film and television is that in film, by and large, the main characters change, and the world doesn’t,” Laurie adds. “In television, the main characters stay the same, and the world changes, and I think it’s important that House remains uncompromised. There is a defiance about him that’s a kind of strength, and even though it might be belligerent at times, I find it inspiring. He will not suddenly give into the sentimental, even at the end of the show. I find that uplifting, in a twisted and dark way.” So does Shore, who admits “my mind’s refusing to wrap itself around the idea” that the series is ending, though the February decision and announcement gave him the time to write a final “House” script the way he wanted to. “I really have lived with this character. It’s a very strange thing. It has affected me in ways that I won’t really know until I’m completely done with it, and I think Hugh is likely having a similar experience.”



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Selecting the perfect wine as a gift for your party host can be an overwhelming task. Most of the time we are not familiar with the host’s palate or even know if they prefer a red or white. Don’t despair! There are some time honored guidelines to help you find the perfect choice.

Choose a wine that is special to you. To make it an extra touching gift, include a story about why you chose the wine. “This is one of my favorite Arizona wines that I picked up on my last trip to wine country,” or “We are members of their wine club and this was a special members-only gift.” You are sure to make an impact and make the wine memorable.

What is the season? A nice hearty red wine, such as a Cabernet Sauvignon or Petite Sirah can be a great choice for the chill of winter. Or a nice, refreshing white such as a Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay can cut the heat of the summer.For the spring, how about a nice dry rosé, or a light red such as a Pinot Noir or Grenache for the fall.

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WILLCOX WINE FESTIVAL What is your ideal weekend? Does it include sitting under a large shade tree, listening to amazing live music and tasting some of the finest wines our state has to offer? Good. There’s something exactly like that happening in Willcox, Arizona the weekend of May 19th& 20th. This will be the 6th Willcox Wine Country Festival. More than 60 wines will be featured from 13 Arizona wineries at Railroad Park in historic downtown Willcox. Many of the winemakers will be there to share and talk about their wines.

6:30pm Frank Joyce of Joyce Vineyards at Grapeables Grapeables – Fountain Hills www.grapeableswinebar. com

5/19-20 10am-5pm Willcox Wine Festival Old Historic Willcox Railroad Park – Willcox Award-winning local bands -including Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl, Fatigo& Buzz and the Soul Senders- will be featured. Attendance and parking at the festival is free and open to the public. Wine tasting will be $10 for patrons over 21 and will include six tasting coupons and a commemorative Willcox Wine Country glass.


6:30pm Arizona Wine Dinner at Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn Lon’s – Paradise Valley


5pm-7pm Sportman’s Fine Wines: Back to Vintage Tasting Sportsman’s Fine Wines – Phoenix

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6pm BLT Steak Winemaker Dinner Series: Selby Winery BLT Steak – Scottsdale


6pm Sand-Reckoner Winemaker Dinner at Rancho Pinot Rancho Pinot – Scottsdale


6pm Taste of the Nation Arizona Fairmont Scottsdale Princess events/taste-nation-arizona


6pm-8pm Free AZ Wine Tasting at Sibley’s West Sibley’s West – Chandler


11am-6pm Kingman’s 2nd Annual Wine & Food Festival Kingman Firefighter’s Park www.kingmanwinefestival.


9pm-12am Kazimierz presents Live Jazz and Blues with Margo Reed Kazimierz – Scottsdale


6pm-9pm Blues & Soul with Paris James at Vine Expressions Vine Expressions – Gilbert


11am-6pm Meet the Winemaker Series: Maynard Keenan of Caduceus Cellars Baratin– Scottsdale


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Over 40 Local & National Breweries To Serve Up 150 Unique Beers At The Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Festival, May 19 In Scottsdale.

previously available in Arizona. Rare beers are coming in from across the

This year, patrons will enjoy this bounty of frosty brews accompanied by rockin’ beats when Reel Big Fish and 2Tone Lizard Kings headline the Second Annual Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Festival from 2-6 p.m. Local bands will perform from noon-1:45 p.m. Reel Big Fish are

In all, there will be 150 different canned beers served, several of which are extremely rare beers not


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Presale general admission tickets for the Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Festival are available for $25 at www. General admission on the day of is $35. For the ultimate beer lover, VIP tickets are $100 and include general entry with a 4 oz. souvenir can, VIP lanyard for all access and exclusive entry into VIP Beer Garden, unlimited catered food and treats, private restrooms, meet and greet with brewers, and a seat at the Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Championship Awards Ceremony (presale only, while supplies last). Presented by SanTan Brewing Company, the Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Festival will celebrate the craft beer movement with an awards ceremony, live music, food, a VIP tent, Beer Science Garden and Beer Olympics activities.

Scottsdale Civic Center set to host canned craft beer festival pouring ice cold beer from more than 40 breweries across the country and featuring headlining performance by Reel Big Fish. The final list of breweries participating in the Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Festival includes more than 40 local and national brands. Among the breweries set to represent the craft beer movement on Saturday, May 19 at the Scottsdale Civic Center are several Arizona based breweries: SanTan Brewing Company, Four Peaks Brewing, Grand Canyon Brewing and Lumberyard Brewing. Alongside the local brand, breweries from across the country participating this year include Oskar Blues Brewing, SKA Brewing, Maui Brewing, Black Star Brewing, NOLA Brewing, Redhook Brewing, Sierra Nevada, 7 Seas Brewing and many more.

up to 20 beers from participating breweries. This is a 21 and over event, no exceptions. Ticket purchasers and all guests must be 21 or over and must present a valid picture ID upon admission. Designated driver tickets are also available for $10 and include non-alcoholic beverages.

This year, the canned craft beer festival has moved to a new venue–the Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater, there festival goers will enjoy more space, more beer and a rockin’ afternoon of ska-punk entertainment.

country and include Monk’s Blood a Belgian Dark Ale, 8.3% ABV, from San Francisco based, 21st Amendment Brewery. Then, all the way from Brooklyn, NY, Sixpoint Brewery will feature three of their best brews including the Righteous Ale, the Crisp and the Bengali Tiger—a homebrewed IPA, that’s bright orange in color with an abundance of citrus hop bitterness and a full pine and grapefruit bouquet in the aroma, ABV 6.4%. Other rare beers to expect include Sunlight Cream Ale and Wee Mac—a Scottish style brown with a hazelnut character and rich toffee undertones,

best known for such hits as Sell Out, Everything Sucks and Turn the Radio Off. General admission includes entry into the festival with collectible 4 oz. sample can, which can be used to sample

The event runs from 1-6 p.m. Doors open at noon for VIP ticket holders. The Scottsdale Civic Center is located at 3939 North Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.


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The second annual AmeriCAN Festival is ready to roll. The Festival, presented by SanTan Brewing, is scheduled for this Saturday, May 19, 2012, which will conclude American Craft Beer Week. More than 40 local and national breweries will participate, and more than 3,000 craft beer aficionados are expected to attend. The event runs from Noon (VIP admission) through 6 pm at Scottsdale Civic Center – 3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard. This festival of canned beers has May 17th, 2012 - May 23rd, 2012

already begun. Last Saturday was the judging session for the craft brewers and winners will be announced at the festival. Once shunned for imparting a metallic taste to beer, canned beer is making a comeback in the craft beer world. Even larger breweries have re-embraced the practice as it really is the best way to transport beer. “This is a celebration of the canned craft beer revolution,” said Anthony Canecchia, owner and head brew master of SanTan Brewing Company.

“We believe that the can is the superior package for craft beer and it is our intention to continue educating craft beer drinkers of this fact.” An unprecedented lineup of national and local breweries will participate including 21st Amendment Brewing (CA), Anderson Valley Brewing Company (CA), Baxter (ME), Big Sky Brewing Company (MT), Blue Moon Brewing Company (CO), Bohemian (UT), Breckenridge Brewing (CO), Caldera (OR), Crispin Cider (MN), Grand

Canyon Brewing (AZ), Leinenkugel’s (WI), Mammoth (CA), Mudshark Brewing (AZ), New Belgium Brewing Company (CO), SanTan Brewing Company (AZ), SKA Brewing Company (CO), NOLA Brewing (LA), Abita Brewing (LA), Uncommon Brewers (CA) and Tallgrass Brewing (KS) – and many more. In all over 150 different beers will be poured. The championship portion of the Continued on Page 38...


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include entrance at Noon with a 4 oz. souvenir can, VIP lanyard for all Tickets for the Ameri”CAN” Beer Festival are $25 presale or $35 day-of- access and exclusive entry into VIP Beer Garden, unlimited catered food event. Ticket includes entry (starting and treats as well as private bathat 1:00PM) into the festival with rooms, brewer meet and greet and collectible 4 oz. sample can, which can be used to sample the beers from some specialty beers not available for general admission. Designated driver participating breweries. VIP tickets tickets are also available for $10 are $100 advance sale only, and (includes non-alcoholic beverages). Ticket purchasers and all guests must be 21 or over (valid picture ID must be presented for admission). Music will be a big part of the event starting with some local opening acts. At 2:00, the 2 Tone Lizard Kings hit

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by “King” James Swann

Hello again Craft Beer Lovers, today let’s take a break from our look into Local Home Brewers and chat about judging beer. I was honored to be asked to judge for this year’s AMERI-CANBeer Festival. What an amazing experience! To begin, all of the judges were assigned a table. I was lucky enough to be placed with two giants of the beer world. Mark Emiley, Chairman of the Washington Home Brewers Association and Jim Strelau, Head Brewer and owner of Oak Creek Brewing Co. The first round of beers presented were Blonde Ales & Lagers. There were quite a few entries in this category and we judged four of them. Beginning with flavour profiles on the nose, then moving on to the palate with careful consideration for clarity, head retention, texture, mouth feel and colour this was an intense process. Brew masters put their heart and soul into the beer they brew and we wanted to be careful to catch every nuance. My favorite of the mix was a Bohemian Style Pilsner. Nicely hopped, clean and refreshing with just the right amount of mouth feel and texture. I believe I scored it the highest of any of the beers I tried that day.

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Next up were Ambers and Brown Ales then after a short lunch break we tasted Stouts. What a completely different experience from judging Home Brew Competitions. Every beer was a nicely executed example of style, quality and consistency. And the part I liked the best? They were ALL CANNED BEERS! How many times have you heard me wax poetic about the quality of Canned Beer? Here is proof Canned Beer Rocks! The Ameri-Can Beer Festival takes place this coming Saturday, May 19th at the Scottsdale Civic Center beginning at Noon. Be There or Be Square!

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andre nickatina A man of many names: Andre Adams, Dre Dog and now going by Andre Nickatina. Huge Talent!

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Nightlight Presents Earwest CD Release Stateline Band Oasis ♦ Tanya Morgan • Pigeon John Vertigo Venus MIMS ACROSS TUNDRAS ANDRE NICkATINA The GRASS is GREENER STEAlING AxION POTlUCk ♦ BARCELONA

FRI 6/1 SAT 6/2 SAT 6/2 SUN 6/3 TUE 6/5 FRI 6/8 FRI 6/8 THR 6/9 FRI 6/22 SAT 6/23 SAT 6/23 SUN 6/24 FRI 6/29

♦ Mandy Lion

YOUNG DRO Future Soul Gorilla Battle of the Band YO GOTTI ♦ RICK DERRINGER ACTION BRONSON Wayne Wonder • Junior Reed ♦ PhIFE DAwG Stateline Catchpenny Dandies Vale of PNATH Catchpenny Dandies

KEEL • 68 Guns

♦ Dual Stage • $15–$20 FRI 7/13 • 7 pm • 21+

Days of the nEW Josh Michaels Band, Frequis, 357, Cobalt Fall, Everyone Gets Laid and Defy Tolerance.

♦ Dual Stage • $15–$20 SAT 6/30 SUN 7//1 FRI 7/6 SAT 7/7 FRI 7/13 SAT 7/21 THR 8/2 SAT 8/25 TUE 10/2

FREQUIS Watsky ♦ KEEL Voicebox Battle ♦ Days of the New Talib kweli BIG k.R.I.T. Romantasy Cabaret ♦ My Life with Thrill Kill Kult

Bands / Promoters: Call 480-258-2733 or email to

Tickets for shows in RED with ♦ can be purchased at Rockzone Records, Naked Dave's Music, Zia's (All Valley Locations) and Stinkweeds. All shows with presales can be purchased online at

show Details at


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Do you play an instrument or sing? If you’ve wanted to try something new or just have some fun with other musicians, check out the open mic at West Side Les’ on Tuesday nights from 9pm to 1am. Located at 6618 W. Olive Ave. in Glendale, musicians of all skill levels are welcome. Eric Hutchinson has several sold out shows, has had shows moved to larger venues to accommodate fan demand, has appeared recently on the Jay Leno show and Live From Daryl’s House, and will be in Phoenix on Thursday May 17th at the Crescent Ballroom to support his second album Moving Up Living Down, which has already yielded three radio hits. Check out his videos on YouTube and you’ll see what all the fuss is about. The Crescent Ballroom is located at 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix. Visit for tickets.

Internationally-acclaimed Urban Strings performs at Scottsdale Promenade on Friday May 18th.

The internationally-acclaimed Urban Strings (formerly known as the Urban Quartet) will perform on Friday May 18th at the Scottsdale Promenade. Performances run from 7-9pm in the shopping center’s intimate amphitheater area located just south of Maggiano’s Little Italy and The Capital Grille Restaurant. Eric Hutchinson performs The Phoenix-based ensemble has at Crescent Ballroom on been “shakin’ up” the local music Thursday May 17th. scene since it debuted in 2006. In a short period of time, Urban Strings has emerged as one of the top progressive string trios in the world, with the single idea to explore the possibilities of modern music through the medium of the strings. Members of Urban Strings have performed and recorded with some of pop music’s all-time legends, including Donna Summer, Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, STYX, Tammy Wynette, Michael Crawford, Patti Lupone, Eartha Kitt, Kenny G, and Regina Carter. Additional information can be found at


Larry Hernandez In Concert Saturday, June 9th 2012

Larrymania! Celebrity Theatre welcomes Mexican regional superstar Larry Hernandez to its circular stage at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9th.   Larry Hernandez has been crowned “The Kind of Corridors” for his compelling “street music” that’s sung rather than rapped and that’s filled with themes of life and the hustle of the street. Hernandez rose to mainstream success in 2009 with 16 Narco Corridos, a smash hit album comprised of almost entirely self-written material that he recorded in one day. The collection, featuring vivid depictions of drug trafficking culture, spawned three hit singles (“El Querendón y Cajetoso,” “El Baleado,” “Pilotos Canabis”) and reached number four on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. The live album En Vivo: Desde Culiacán followed later in 2009. En Vivo: Desde Culiacán reached number two on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, giving Hernandez two albums in the Top Ten at the same time and confirming his status as one of the year’s greatest regional Mexican revelations. Hernandez’s latest chart-topping album


is aptly titled Larrymania.Last year, at the first ever Billboard Latin Music Awards, the up and comer took home two awards: Regional Mexican Airplay Artist of the Year, Solo and Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Solo.   Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($20, $35, $55 and $85 in advance; $25, $40, $60 and $90 day of show) are on sale now at Celebrity Theatre or online at www. To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600 ext.1. All tickets are subject to a surcharge.



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Thursday Ahwatukee CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 7065564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd.: Nine Ball. Buckeye Waddell’s Longhorn Corral (623)853-0395, 1629 N 195th Ave.: Justin Wright & High Octane. www. Cave Creek Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 4889118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Pat James Band. Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.: AZ Blues Project. Chandler Jersey’s Tavern and Grill (480) 705-9700, 5945 W. Ray Rd.: Shawn Johnson. Mesa Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd.: Kianna Martinez and Jon Allen. Phoenix Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101: Gravedad. Char’s Has the Blues (602) 2300205, 4631 N. 7th Ave.: Lady J. www. Hard Rock Café (602) 261-7625, 201 E. Washington St.: Natty Fox. www. Hazelwood’s First Place (602) 957-2462, 3626 E. Indian School Rd.: James Parks. Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St.: Petty Thieves. www. Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St & Roosevelt: Spooky Cool. Thunderbird Roadhouse (602) 439-6800, 3549 W. Thunderbird Rd.: Hillbilly Barbeque Band. The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave.: Shones, Daniel Hart and Haymarket Squares. Scottsdale Pranksters Too (480) 990-1114, 7919 E Thomas Rd., Suite 101: Jake Allen and Christopher Dale. www.


Tempe Canteen Tequila Bar (480) 773-

7135, 640 S. Mill Ave.: Acoustic Music from 5:30 to 7:30pm. www. Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave.,(Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Blunt Club.

Friday Ahwatukee Cactus Jack’s (480) 753-4733, 4747 E. Elliot Rd.: The Cover Ups. www. CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 7065564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd.: The Purely Simple. Apache Junction Jake’s-O-Mine (480) 982-8608, 1985 W. Apache Trail: Rust. www. WTH Bar and Grill (480) 380-6000, 10262 E. Apache Trail: Hawg Wild. Buckeye Waddell’s Longhorn Corral (623)853-0395, 1629 N 195th Ave.: Justin Wright & High Octane. www. Cave Creek Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 4889118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Pat James Band. Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd.: Paradise Drive. Chandler Jersey’s Tavern and Grill (480) 705-9700, 5945 W. Ray Rd.: Kung Fu Grip. Florence Moonshine Willy’s (480) 570-4711, 20585 E Price (Station) Rd.: Dually Stoned. Fountain Hills Jazz in the Hills / The Fire Side Grill/Holiday Inn (480) 816-8806, 12800 N. Suaguaro Blvd.: Mike Crotty Quartet: “Tribute to Thad Jones”. 7:30-9:30pm. Glendale Donna Jean’s Libations (623) 979-7036, 6676 W. Bell Rd.: Chad Krystals and Last Empire Cartel. The Dirty Pelican (623) 566-0049, 6718 W. Deer Valley Rd.: JD Madrid Band. Mesa O’Kelley’s (480) 756-6069, 2120 W. Guadalupe Rd.: Rock Addix. www.

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Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd.: Ryan Bexley and A Boy Named Sioux.

Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St.: Dawa CD release party w/ Rasta Farmers, Casper and The 602 Band.

Phoenix Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101: Smasht. www.

Tempe Marketplace 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy: Ghetto Cowgirl (District Stage) and Scott & John of Hello Swindon (B&N Fountain).

Char’s Has the Blues (602) 2300205, 4631 N. 7th Ave.: Soul Power. Copper Blues (480) 791-5005, 50 W. Jefferson St.: Pheed. Desert Ridge Marketplace 21001 N. Tatum Blvd.: The Persuaders (District Stage) and Leah and Stephanie (AMC Fountain). Duck and Decanter (602) 2745429, 1651 E. Camelback Rd.: Mark Barry and Jerry Olsen. 6-9pm. www. Hard Rock Café (602) 261-7625, 201 E. Washington St.: The Vital Signs. Hazelwood’s First Place (602) 957-2462, 3626 E. Indian School Rd.: Daylon Greer. Ice House Tavern (602) 244-1179, 3855 E. Thomas Rd.: The Worrymen and Tramps & Thieves. www. Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St.: Echo Fuzz, Dagger, Keeping Shay and Tell Me About the Rabbits. Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St & Roosevelt: Abraham Drinking. Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100: Organ Grinder.

Saturday Ahwatukee CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 7065564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd.: Signature. Apache Junction Jake’s-O-Mine (480) 982-8608, 1985 W. Apache Trail: Rust. www. WTH Bar and Grill (480) 380-6000, 10262 E. Apache Trail: Jaded. Buckeye Waddell’s Longhorn Corral (623)853-0395, 1629 N 195th Ave.: Justin Wright & High Octane. www. Cave Creek Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 4889118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Pat James Band. Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd.: Paradise Drive. Chandler Jersey’s Tavern and Grill (480) 7059700, 5945 W. Ray Rd.: Zimis. www. Florence Moonshine Willy’s (480) 570-4711, 20585 E Price (Station) Rd.: Dually Stoned.

Thunderbird Roadhouse (602) 439-6800, 3549 W. Thunderbird Rd.: Porch Dawgs.

Glendale Donna Jean’s Libations (623) 979-7036, 6676 W. Bell Rd.: Against the Natural and Nomadic. www.

The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave.: Grandma’s Boyfriend (San Fransisco). www.

Gold Canyon Firehouse Bar & Grill (480) 6714328, 8654 E. Topaz Rd.: Jaded.

Scottsdale Pranksters Too (480) 990-1114, 7919 E Thomas Rd., Suite 101: Ronnie Glover and Trio Rio and Shawn Johnson and the Foundation. www. Tempe Flanny’s Bar & Grill (480) 6590870, 1805 E. Elliot Rd.: Andy Jensen (from Tramps & Thieves).

Mesa O’Kelley’s (480) 756-6069, 2120 W. Guadalupe Rd.: Rue Morgue & Ghost 211. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd.: A Boy Named Sioux. www. Phoenix

Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101: Static. www. Char’s Has the Blues (602) 2300205, 4631 N. 7th Ave.: Lady J. www. Copper Blues (480) 791-5005, 50 W. Jefferson St.: Easton Ashe. www. Desert Ridge Marketplace 21001 N. Tatum Blvd.: Peppermint James (District Stage) and Scott & John of Hello Swindon (AMC Fountain). Duck and Decanter (602) 2745429, 1651 E. Camelback Rd.: Sandy Hathaway. 1-4pm. Hard Rock Café (602) 261-7625, 201 E. Washington St.: Ari Herstand. Ice House Tavern (602) 244-1179, 3855 E. Thomas Rd.: Robot Tank, Gomi and Domo. Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St.: Covella, Bellicose, Downfall and Jameson. www. Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St & Roosevelt: The Sweetbleeders. Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100: Organ Grinder. Tailgaters (602) 547-9366, 6070 W. Bell Rd.: Sunset Strip. www. Scottsdale Pranksters Too (480) 990-1114, 7919 E Thomas Rd., Suite 101: Zonal Music Group. Surprise High Octane Lounge (623) 9756832, 13420 W. Bell Rd., Suite 140 (N.E. Corner of Bell Rd. and Grand Ave.): Hucklebuck. Tempe Flanny’s Bar & Grill (480) 6590870, 1805 E. Elliot Rd.: Alex Tapia. Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St.: Morning Teleportation, Nico’s Gun, Great Lake Swimmers and Cold Specs. www.thesailinn. com Tempe Marketplace 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy: Knee Deep Experience (District Stage) and Hans Olson (B&N Fountain).

show May 26th: The Tryst w/ Dry River Yacht Club and A Life of Science

Marquee Theatre (480) 829-0607. 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe: May 18th: Psychostick, Detox, Killing Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 Spree, Souless and more W. Southern Ave.,(Southwest corner of Club Red/Red Owl (480) 496-4733, May 19th: The Expendables w/ UnwritSouthern and Mill): Neba, Bots, The 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe: ten Law Smith Family Band and Sleepwalk a May 18th: Earsweat Records CD release May 24th: Pennywise, Guttermouth and Robot. w/ Idolize the MC, Galactic Basic, SoInept Hero cial Studies, Talent Kills, Zero Point, Jay May 25th: Kottonmouth Kings, InSpears, Rashenal, G-Owens. Optimal, trinzik, J Hornay, DJ Ghost and Psycho The Sh!t, CC Beats, Lakai, DJ Cre One, D DJ Bob-zilla and Kye May 26th: Vets and Their Pets FundMay 19th: Band Oasis Party w/ Ghost raiser: Tribute to Al Harbison: The HuBear, Royco, Everyone Gets Laid, man Condition, Tynator, Dying Tribe, 910 LIVE (480) 966-0707, 910 N. Resolve, Reactions and Tree Riot Ghost 211, Chemicals of Democracy, McClintock Dr., Tempe: May 19th: Stateline Downhill Trend, Wiley Arnett of Sacred th May 19 : The Ryche (Queensryche Reich, Eric AK of Flotsam and Jetsam, May 20th: Tanya Morgan and Pigeon tribute) w/ Michael Wilton and Eddie John w/ Cookbook and Playdough Danny Wexler of ICON, Dwain Miller of Jackson of Queensryche May 20th: Vertigo Venus, Fatal Error, Keel, Michael Nitro, Kevin Kavanaugh Skulldrug, The Nightly Scene, Ostara and Warhead and Clarice & the Lotion Baskets Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion May 23rd: Across Tundras, Via Ven(602) 254-7200, 2121 N 83rd Ave., gence, Fran De, Mork and Rituals Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 Phoenix: May 24th: Andre Nickatina and Mumbls E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: th May 26 : Sugarland w/ Lauren Alaina May 25th: The Grass is Greener Music May 17th: Fortunate Youth and Simpkin and Canaan Smith Festival w/ RJ Shootah & C-Sicc, Project July 6th: Rockstar Energy Drink Munks w/ Nezabine, Dane Russell, May 18th: The Parlotones w/ Ryan Star, Mayhem Festival w/ Slipknot, Slayer, Burnz, Psychotics, Grindhouse w/ 2 Minute Puzzle and 13 to the Gallows Motorhead, The Devil Wears Prada, Sin Seven, Chemical Calistenix and May 19th: Buskin Cuff and Rex Bexley Anthrax, Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Knuckleheadz and Rock Lobster Dying, High on Fire and Whitechapel May 20th: Metalhead May 22nd: Jon McLaughlin Comerica Theatre (602) 379-2800, May 24th: Natural Heights and 4th ASU Kerr Cultural Center (480) 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix: Remedi 965-3434, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., (Formerly Dodge Theatre) May 25th: In This Moement, Kyng, BurScottsdale: May 18th: El Tri ied By Design, Psyphen and Smasht May 19th: The Four Seasons Orchestra: May 21st: Daughtry May 26th: Champagne Tap and Rock Music of J.S. Bach – Tribute to Louise June 3rd: Caifanes Lobster Kerr June 10th: One Direction June 15th: Scorpions w/ Tesla Mesa Amphitheatre (480) 644-2560, Celebrity Theatre (602) 267-1600, 263 N. Center St., Mesa: nd 440 N. 32 St., Phoenix: Crescent Ballroom 308 N. 2nd Ave., May 19th: Island Kine Fest th May 20 : The Men of Soul: Jeffrey Phoenix: Osborne, Freddie Jackson and Howard May 17th: Eric Hutchinson Hewitt May 18th: Mishka Anuhea MIM Music Theater (480) 476-8000, May 19th: Spiritualized 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix: May 20th: Flamenco Por La Vida May 17th: Junior Brown Club Congress (520) 622-8848 or May 18th: Sing-a-Long-a Sound of May 21st: I Break Horses 800-722-8848, 311 E. Congress St., May 22nd: Hey Rosetta! Music Tucson: May 23rd: Sparta May 19th: Mickey Hart th May 17 : KFMA Presents: Imagine May 24th: Discotheque featuring Sean May 20th: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Dragons Watson, Blaque Panther Disco and DJ Stars May 18th: Downtown Brown, Mr. Free Dana May 24th: Max Carl and Satellite Freakout and Flagrante May 25th: Ladylike Delicto May 26th: Margot & The Nuclear So th May 19 : ChamberLab featuring Chris and So’s Orpheum Theater (Flagstaff) (928) Black, Dante Rosano, Marco Rosano 556-1580, 15 W. Aspen St., Flagstaff: and Benjamin Degain May 19th: Summit Dub Squad th May 20 : Great Lake Swimmers w/ Fox Theatre (520) 624-1515, 17 W. May 22nd: Cattle Decapitation, Rings of Cold Specks Congress St., Tucson: Saturn, Salvations Lost, Defenstrate May 22nd: Khaira Arby May 24th: Taj Mahal and Where the Teddy Bears Go to Die rd May 23 : Plants and Animals w/ May 25th: Taj Mahal Trio Golden Boots and Ohioan May 24th: Opti Club Presents: Arena (623) 772-3800, feeder Showcase w/ Mono/Poly, Ryat, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale: Rhythm Room (602) 265-4842, 1019 Mast and live visuals by Annapurna May 18th: Rammstein E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix: Kumar May 17th: Jeff the Brotherhood, Wooden May 25th: Triple Double CD release

Concert Venues

Indian and North Dakota May 18th: Debbie Davies May 19th: Chico Chism, Rocket 88’s, George Thomas & the Flamekeepers and Bob Corritore May 20th: Milo Greene Papa May 21st: Khaira Arby and Dry River Yacht Club May 22nd: Suckers and Young Man May 24th: El Camino Royales and Jamie Waldron Trio May 25th: Cold Shott & The Hurricane Horns May 26th: (Prime time show) Tommy Dukes Blues Band w/ Delmar Stewart and Travis “Moonchild” Haddix May 26th: (Early show) Cool Like That (Tribute to Miles Davis) Rialto Theatre (520) 740-1000, 318 E. Congress St., Tucson: May 18th: Spiritualized w/ Nikki Lane May 23rd: Lil Flip, Mims and Rampage May 24th: Twiztid and Kottonmouth Kings May 25th: Andre Nickatina The Rock (520) 629-9211, 136 N. Park Ave., Tucson: May 18th: Lunar Housing, The Endless Pursuit, Higher Grounds, Heart Attack Shack, Benjamin Hyatt Band, Setback and Forever Of May 19th: Delta 9, Deadnoise, Plastic Disease, Tranceducer, Ignescent, Ghast, Detale and Cherie Nova May 23rd: Pennywise and Guttermouth May 25th: Sink the Titanic, We Killed the Union, Eight Legged Horse, Angelic to Ashes, Lethal Dosage, Light Her Up and Indu The Rogue Bar (480) 947-3580, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale: May 17th: Buster Blue May 19th: Voodoo Swing, Pat Roberts and the Heymakers and Moonlight Howlers May 21st: The Misery Jackals, Adam Lee Cogswell and Mill’s End May 24th: Cassiopeia and InAeona May 27th: Lovers Drugs and The Vases

Steve Nicks & Fleetwood Mac May 19th: ABBA Fab: The Premier ABBA Experience May 20th: Elvis: The Final Curtain featuring Rick Lenzi & Roustabout May 24th: Bad Reputation: Women That Rock May 25th: A Change of Pace: Reunited May 26th: The Piano Man: A Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John May 27th: The Legendary Guitarist Les Dudek Solar Culture (520) 884-0874, 31 E. Toole Ave., Tucson: May 18th: Parcematone featuring Rebecca Gates and Swansea (Denmark) May 19th: Milgona! May 21st: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars Band w/ Black Nature Band May 22nd: Cumbia Machin (San Diego) and Vox Urbana


Tempe Tavern (602) 625-1336, 1810 E. Apache Blvd.: The Industry. www.

Tempe Center for the Arts (480) 3502822, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe: May 25th: Lakeshore Jazz Series: John Proulx Lakeside Tucson Music Hall/Convention Center (888) 546-8561, 260 S. Church Ave., Tucson: May 23rd: Morrissey U.S. Airways Center (602) 379-7800, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix: June 16th: Van Halen w/ Kool & the Gang August 29th: Neil Diamond October 2nd: Jason Mraz w/ Christina Perri October 16th: Madonna Underground/Nile Theatre (480) 559-5859, 105 W. Main St., Mesa: May 18th: Kryptonite’s 1 Year Anniversary May 19th: The Rendering May 26th: Hang From the Sky and City in the Sea

Skrappy’s (623) 334-0010, 191 E. Toole Ave., Tucson: May 26th: The Unday May 27th: Two Percent Skye Restaurant and Lounge (520) 358-4287, 16844 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr., Peoria: May 18th: Bella Donna: The Rumors Album LIVE! May 18th: Bella Donna A Tribute to




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What does a cocktail from Boise taste like? Potatoes? Does a martini from Wisconsin taste like cheese? Perhaps a nice, extra sharp cheddar flavored martini goes down nicely with a cracker. These are things to ponder before showing up at The Taste of the Nation Arizona food and cocktail sampling event that is being held to prevent Child Hunger in our land of plenty. Okay, so maybe the local mixologists will concoct something more appealing than the examples I offered (God, I hope so), but definitely expect some original drinks that can’t be found anywhere else. For $25, citizens can sample adult beverages inspired by various cities throughout our nation and created by local cocktail gurus. Your cover fee will go toward the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and Association of Arizona Food Banks. If you’re feeling like a baller, stay (and pay) for the seated 5-course meal prepared tableside by some of Phoenix and Scottsdale’s best. Each chef will design a course influenced by one of America’s cities then pair it with wine

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Mill Ave: a wondrous strip of shops, bars, and restaurants in the middle of Tempe where special memories are made. Oh, those bars… they have especially helped in producing recollections of drunken times out with friends. Like so many other young women, my girlfriends and I used to disco it up at Zuma and Canteen then head down to good ‘ol Slices where we’d satisfy our late night cravings with slices of that delicious pizza that always seems to being sitting out just waiting for hungry, drunk chicks to gobble up its goodness. But of course, there’s more to Mill than bar hopping. For instance, every third Thursday of the month, The Mill Avenue District community holds events that showcase local artists of various sorts. This Third Thursday is for the ladies and their obsession with decorating themselves with fashion. The MAD Couture Challenge will feature 10 local designers who have paired with some of the shops on Mill to produce looks that represent the fashion trends popularly seen on the Ave. I think most of us can agree that Mill Avenue is a great place to people watch. You’ve got your homeless hippies, your college Frat/Sorority folk, yuppies, hipsters, tourists, and everyone else—all rocking a style you want to stare at but can’t because that’s supposedly rude. Huzzah! Stare all you want at the fashion show being held between 3rd and 7th Avenues where these 10 designers will display their creative talents to all those who care to see women’s clothes on models. Afterwards, Chicks with Picks will headline for downtown Tempe’s Music on Mill and when you feel like you want a light snack instead of a cheesy pizza, head to the designer reception at Here on the Corner where refreshments and further staring will take place. Check out the below website for more specific details. Thursday, May 17th. 5:30 pm –




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Jackrabbit Lounge Since Jackrabbit Lounge opened its doors in 2006 it has been coined as one of the most exclusive and hottest nightclubs in Scottsdale. Jackrabbit Lounge is known for its high energy, top artist performances, first class customer service and party atmosphere. If you have reason to celebrate or just looking for a night on the town, Jackrabbit lounge is the perfect place for you with several VIP tables, two bars, patio with plenty of seating, and of course a dance floor that is centrally located. The Lounge offers a dark yet chic seductive feeling that has something special for everyone. Jackrabbit Lounge offers a wide range of new drink specials to fit your needs, if the goose has you feeling loose pop a bottle Grey

Goose for $150 or a bottle of Moet White Star for $60. Hours of operation are Wednesday 8-12, and Fri & Sat 9pm till 2 am. Jackrabbit Lounge is at capacity every night, so make sure to arrive early to take advantage of our drink specials and avoid the lines. Mention this ad and get a free bottle of champagne when you book a table! We are located on 4280 Drinkwater Blvd Suite 100. Look for our lighted sign on Drinkwater Blvd. Make sure to follow us on twitter to keep up with our current specials and events @JRLounge. Dress code is strictly enforced. So come join us and enjoy the VIP treatment you deserve! For further inquiries call (480) 429-4494 or visit our website at http://www.








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Technology and innovation are two of the major reasons so many more people participate in extreme and outdoor sports today than they did say 20 years ago. From advancements in thermal clothing & nutritionally balanced snacks to the lightweight tents we all take for granted; each has made it easier to get involved. However with an increased reliance on technology comes increased risk of complacency; as we place too much trust in gadgets and maybe don’t spend an adequate amount of time in preparation. This issue is one which is on the rise and effects sportsmen and women across multiple sports and pastimes at all levels. Smartphones and mobile devices have often been placed at the forefront of this debate. So many of us use them in our everyday lives and subsequently have started adding them to our outdoor and extreme sporting kit. If you have an android phone and partake in extreme and outdoor sports, then the following apps should not be overlooked. They in reality could even save your life. Not to be over relied upon, but to potentially help in an emergency or used in tandem with core skills.


1. Compass No outdoors person should be without their compass and neither should they be totally reliant on this digital variation. But if something should happen to your original one or should it get lost, this version is a great backup. It will also sync with geolocation data, allowing you to plot your course and find your location – cheating to some, lifesaving to others. 2. SOS The knowledge within and functionality of this SOS app really could prove the difference between life and death. Developed by the American Red Cross & Dr. Oz if you have an Android phone then this should be one of the first apps you install. Not just targeted at extreme sportsmen & women, the lifesaving information will prove valuable to anyone in an emergency situation. It provides emergency protocol for 50+ situations, 3D animations, voice over and GPS location data for when you are speaking to emergency services.

in the mess tent trying to think of a good ghost story. The scary campfire stories app will make you the head of all things story telling (as long as you don’t give your secret away). Packed with hundreds of ghost stories, old and new; all of which giving you something to talk about and hopefully something for your friends to lose sleep over. 4. Knots Guide Whether you are teaching a group of scouts or halfway up a mountain; knowing how to tie knots is a fundamental skill for extreme sports enthusiasts and outdoors people alike. The difference between some knots in certain situations could mean the difference between life and death. The knots Guide android app contains detailed information on how

to tie 92 knots broken down into 10 categories (from binding to climbing). 5. Juice Defender Not a strange ‘angry birds’ type game, but a very useful and potentially lifesaving application. Unlike those mentioned above juice defender is not a reactive app, but one that works passively in the background ensuring your phone has enough battery life in it to make emergency operations. A very powerful app that is very easy to configure, allowing you to customize settings depending on the situation. A must have app for times when one phone call, text or GPS request could mean life or death.

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3. Scary Campfire Stories We have all been in that situation, sitting around a campfire or huddled together

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